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AkzoNobel Opens Facility for Packaging Inks in China

Published on 2015-12-18. Author : SpecialChem

AkzoNobel has started operations at a new facility for packaging inks at its site in Songjiang, China. The plant – located at the company's biggest site for packaging coatings in the world – will produce inks used in beverage and can packaging.

Ink Facility
Fig. 1: AkzoNobel Opens Facility for Packaging Inks in China

"This new facility will establish AkzoNobel as a local supplier of inks in China and strengthen our position in the local packaging market," said Chen Bin, Director of AkzoNobel's Metal Coatings business in Asia. "It also means that we now have local production of the complete external coatings system."

Added AB Ghosh, Managing Director of AkzoNobel's Metal Coatings business: "We are very pleased to have started local production of inks at Songjiang. It will help us to better serve customers in what is one of our most important markets."

AkzoNobel is one of the world’s leading coatings suppliers for beverage and can packaging. The company's technology for two-piece retort can systems is one of the leading external system used by Chinese beverage and can packaging suppliers.

Last year, AkzoNobel doubled the capacity of the Songjiang site, which now employs close to 300 people and also houses the company's largest research and development center in China.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the leading global paints and coatings companies and one of the major producers of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, it supplies industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of its fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it has approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while its portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, it is committed to making life more liveable and its cities more human.

Source: AkzoNobel

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